Record Number : 92073 of 13452

Title : Porphyrogenitus project (Greek palaeography)

Description :
The website of the Porphyrogenitus Project is a project under development at the Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway College, University of London. The aim of the project is to compile a lexicon of abbreviations and ligatures in Greek Minuscule Hands (ca. 8th century to ca. 1600) in order to facilitate access to the content of manuscripts by Classical scholars and medievalists. The material the project coordinators use comes from manuscripts housed in major European and American libraries, and covers a variety of subjects from literature, music, law and notarial documents to mathematics, physics & alchemy, astronomy & astrology, weights & measures, and medicine, as well as tachygraphy, cryptography, monocondyliae and abbreviations and ligatures in early printed books. There are plans to publish the lexicon as a printed handbook and in CD-ROM format. This project was funded between 2001-2004 by the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) within the research grants scheme.


Uncontrolled Keywords : palaeography handbooks; research tools; abbreviations; dictionaries

Controlled Keywords : Royal Holloway and Bedford New College. Hellenic Institute

Language : eng; grc;

Period : ;

Geographic Name : Middle East,Europe,Mediterranean Region

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